|Forum topic by onestop||posted 04-03-2015 11:56 AM||690 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-03-2015 11:56 AM
So i bought this saw for better or worse to do some framing work. Worked just fine for chopping up 2×4s with virtually no setup. Lately I’ve been getting into some furniture work and i’ve discovered my saw is way off on my cuts on anything deeper than say 2-3”.
I followed the advice for tuning up my saw here: http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2010/07/23/miter-saw-tune-up/
After doing the two-cut method I’ve found my cut closest to the fence is .58 but when i walk the blade out to the end of the cut on a 12” inch piece, the end cut is .789. This is massive.
I’ve checked the fence for true with my framing square, a level, etc… The table is flat, the fence is 90 to the blade.
The blade is practically new, Been used maybe 20 times since I bought it. When I lower the blade and just walk it across the cut front to back and vice versa, I can see it drift from the cutline…by quite a bit.
I think I’ve ruled out the fence being warped or out of alignment, the drift is so much I can’t imagine it’s deflection. And I’ve slowed down the speed of my cuts to the point of scorching the wood on my test cuts.